Strangely enough there are those around Cowboys Nation who believe the Dallas Cowboys don’t need to worry too much about their wide receiver position because they have Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb at their disposal. While that is certainly an impressive WR trio, having serviceable depth behind them is imperative.
Enter Cowboys’ 2018 sixth-round draft pick, Cedrick Wilson.
Entering Year 3, Cedrick Wilson has made minimal impact with the Dallas Cowboys in his first two seasons. Sadly the injury bug hit Wilson pretty hard in both 2018 and 2019, which ended up landing him on injured reserve both seasons. Now healthy, No. 11’s play is getting noticed in training camp practices.
“He looks fast. He looks good. He looks detailed in his route running, and he looks like he’s ready to take that next step.” – Amari Cooper
The master of route running commenting on Cedrick Wilson’s route running is as high of praise the third-year WR could’ve asked for. For someone like Amari Cooper, whose known for his route running ability to take notice is a huge compliment.
I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely more than a little relieved to hear Cedrick Wilson is playing so well right now. I’ve been a little bit concerned with the depth behind Cooper, Gallup, and Lamb heading into the 2020 season. Just like any position in the NFL, having serviceable and competent depth could very well be the difference between a winning or losing season.
Being a fan of Cedrick Wilson I can’t tell you how happy I am to see his name pop up among the standouts at training camp. I think he good very well be the perfect WR4 for the Dallas Cowboys in 2020. His versatility to play inside or out and contribute on special teams is invaluable.
If he has indeed put his injuries behind him, Cedrick Wilson has a chance to be a key contributor both offensively and on special teams for the Dallas Cowboys. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we see No. 11 earn a significant amount of playing time in 2020. That’s saying quite a lot considering the WRs the Cowboys have ahead of him on the depth chart.